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Motorola Charm, ZTE Micromax Andro A60 Launch in India

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Two new entry-level Android handsets are headed to India, both of which attempt to cram as much value into a small package as humanly possible. The Micromax Andro A60 is a re-branded ZTE Penguin, and will retail for 6,999 INR (~$152). For the price you get Android 2.1, a 2.8-inch resistive touchscreen, 3.2MP autofocus camera, and 600MHz CPU.

motorola charm

If the oblong stylings of the Andro A60 don’t sit well, perhaps the Motorola Charm’s more boxy approach will. This is the same Charm we have seen on various other networks, QWERTY keyboard and all. It was Motorola’s first phone to attempt a Blackberry-style keyboard (later perfected for the Droid Pro) and features Android 2.1, a 2.8-inch capacitive display, 3.2MP camera, and will be available through Aircel for 13,990 INR (~$300). Twice the price of the Micromax handset for similar features, but arguably better in build quality and reputation.

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Continue reading on the Motorola CHARM forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • GreenLeaf

    Like micromax, if other local Indian manufacturers also adopt android for their sub $200 phones, then that would be a death knell to Nokia in India. Android FTW!

  • Aeires

    3 button rows, wish you could see that more often. Personally, I don’t think I’ve ever used the search button.

  • kumaran

    I would not buy micormax. I think for an android phone capacitive screen is a must with 320 x 480 pixels, 3.2 inches screen should be the minimum requirement. If any one is thinking about buying this phone check out samsung Galaxy 5

  • BRAH KARIM

    Messieurs,

    Je suis a Niamey au Niger.
    J’aimerai que vous nous envoyiez une quotation sur le prix de vos appareils fixes ZTE 1x 800 MHZ pour 1 000 unites equipes de tous leurs accessoires.

    Merci pour votre disponibilite

    Mr Brah Karin – Niger

  • avthedemon

    micromax phones r of very poor quality, they don;t last even for 1 year, so ppl will take trustworthy nokia only

  • Vishnu

    I bought it today… its very good.. but VERY PECULIAR.

    IT does not work with IDEA cellular…

    i hope someone at IDea or Micromax are listening..

    i and the dealer tried it with 3 phone handsets, and multiple idea sim cards.. .and its conformed…!

    contact me at bigvishnu@gmail.com if anyone has additional quesitons..

  • nagesh

    i too brought a micromax a60 today and very peculiarly it does not work with any of idea sim. has any one found an explanation? can it be made to work with idea sim.. help me out

  • ebrithil

    My friend is facing the same problem. The mobile’s not that good though if you want a cheap Android just for trying out some apps then this is a safe bet. The camera sucks and battery is not that good.

  • Manjit

    Sare chutiyo ak to 6 hazar mai sasta phone loge aur sochege ki 12 hazar wale phone ki khubiyo mile mumkin nahi hai bata andro a6o me jitna de rahe ho usse jada de raha hai beta